Poetry Chapters

Poets convey deep thoughts with few words. How do poets approach their subjects? Why is the rhythm of words important to them? Poets want their words to be heard. Here's a collection to read "out loud."

In a speech, Bobby announces the killing of his friend, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Britons remaining in their homeland rally and fight back through the telling of heroic tales, such as Beowulf.

Tone enlists the help of the French to revolt, but it is too little, too late.

Read a poem about the life of Jamie Bishop, a German instructor, and Ryan Clark, a 22 year-old senior in Psychology/Biology/English.

Centuries ago, forests cover much of North America; when colonists arrive, they chop-down trees at unbelievable rates.

Poe writes "Annabel Lee" after the death of his wife and in the midst of severe drinking binges.

Religious riots throughout India cause the deaths of about 2,000 people.

Fisher authors his own life's story and screen play.

Key, greatly relieved about the outcome of the battle, writes a poem about it. Soon thereafter, his words are set to the tune of a popular song.

Read a poem about the life of Austin Michelle Cloyd, an 18 year-old freshman in International Studies and French.

Although Antwone Fisher is not a juvenile delinquent, he spends time in the George Junior Republic reform school in Grove City, Pennsylvania.

Baby spiders travel by "ballooning," which means they send out a strand of spider silk and ride it on the wind. Millions of spiderlings "rained" on a ...

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